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Simmons Bilt "Vintage Cafe Racer" (42)

Tom71

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SB Steerhide "Vintage" Racer in black CXL Steerhide in size 42 from early 2019.

Truly "Bilt" like a tank. This hide eats Vanson´s Comp Weight or even Horween´s CXL Horse for breakfast.
Very heavy but remarkably easy to wear due to the full "Action Back".

Black Cotton Drill Lining; two inside pockets with stud-closing.

P2P: 23,2"
Shoulder: 18,7"
Sleeves: 27"
Back 26,2"
Hem: 21,2"

Asking EUR 450 (plus EUR 50 for shipping outside EU)
 

Tom71

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Tom71

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I have been asked for additional data:

Weight is 3,2 kg (weighted on a normal scale, so perhaps with some error margin); sleeve straight down is 25,6" (pls. see photo).

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Tom71

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Thanks! It’s a great jacket and used to be a favourite for road trips. I just had to realise I’m not wearing it often enough anymore. There will be a new home. Still plenty of life in this one…
 

sweetfights

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I have the SB British Cafe Racer in Clayton. The cut is perfect for me and easily the best fitting cafe racer Off The Rack I have ever tried.
GLWS
 

gtrplyr

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Can you confirm the chest measurement? From the pic (very hard to read) it looks like the tape measure is over hanging on the left side by at least a few cm. Even if it's right on, the right side appears to be at 57.5cm which is 22.68 inches.

Thanks!
 

Tom71

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Can you confirm the chest measurement? From the pic (very hard to read) it looks like the tape measure is over hanging on the left side by at least a few cm. Even if it's right on, the right side appears to be at 57.5cm which is 22.68 inches.

Thanks!

Yes, I see what you mean. Upon re-measuring, P2P appears closer to a 23" flat.

Here´s what´s creating the appearance of an "overhang":

I measure by flattening the jacket as much as I can and stretching the chest without forcing it. Then I press the measure tape down with both hands to have it measure as close to the hide as possible.
When I release both jackets and tape to take the picture, the jackets shrinks back and isn´t perfectly flat anymore due to the heavy and stiff hide. At the same time the measure-tape "floats" over the jacket.

A lot of words for an unsatisfactory result, I know. If you want to go ahead with the discussion, I will ask my wife over the next days for a "second pair of hands", and let you have a more meaningful photo.
 

Tom71

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EUR 360 (plus shipping outside EU). It is a really nice jacket, guys!

Truly "Bilt" like a tank. This hide eats Vanson´s Comp Weight or even Horween´s CXL Horse for breakfast.
 
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